The first San Fermín running of the bulls with electric cars has already been held. A total of 13 Mini Cooper SE participated in this peculiar event in Pamplona.
Last Sunday, July 3, the first San Fermín running of the bulls was held with electric cars. The event took place in the streets of Pamplona and was called Encierro SanferMINI, an event in which Mini España and the Mini Lurauto dealership participated. This peculiar confinement has made it possible to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting the environment.
A total of 13 Mini Cooper SEs made the same traditional running of the bulls that took place on July 7. From the corrals, the Cuesta del Santo, the Town Hall, Calle Estafeta, Telefónica and the Callejón, within the enclosure fence, until you reach the Plaza de Toros, which this year celebrates 100 years of history.
Several gangs of well-known young men from Pamplona ran in the running of the bulls in front of the electric Minis before the surprised look of passers-by and the public who could not believe what they were seeing: 13 electric cars running the bull run to the Plaza de Toros.
The first San Fermín running of the bulls is celebrated with electric cars
Mini Spain, in collaboration with the local dealership Mini Lurauto, have sought to strengthen ties and collaborate with raising public awareness, in the desire to project the continuous progress of the manufacturer as a sustainable brand in an incomparable setting such as Pamplona and in one of the most important festivals in Spain.
The initiative was attempted to be carried out two years ago, but had to be abandoned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, finally, it has been possible to celebrate and it has been a novelty for a city that was preparing to carry out the Sanfermines, one of the most traditional, international media and important festivals in Spain.
The “i” that completes the word Sanfermini comes from the desire and enthusiasm that we all have after two years without being able to celebrate the festivities. As Luis Miguel García, CEO of Lurauto, comments, “And who doesn’t have the illusion of having a good time these Sanfermines? Who does not have the illusion of having a MINI?
The cars that have been used to carry out the San Fermín running of the bulls with 13 electric MINIs are the Cooper SE model. It is based on the original three-door MINI, but is powered by a 135 kW (184 hp) electric motor powered by a 32.6 kWh battery.
This front-wheel drive configuration allows you to homologate up to 233 kilometers on a single charge, recharging that can be completed up to 80% of the battery level in just 35 minutes from a fast charging point at 50 kW. The MINI Cooper SE has a starting price in Spain of 36,900 euros.